La­bo­ra­to­ry Coor­di­na­tor in Next Ge­ne­ra­tion Sequencing



The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) is an international research institute focusing on human genomics and personalised medicine at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science (HiLIFE) of the University of Helsinki FIMM integrates molecular medicine research, technology centre and biobanking infrastructures under one roof, promoting translational research in grand challenge projects, specifically, the impact of genome information from the Finnish population in personalised health and medicine, individualised cancer medicine, and digital molecular medicine. FIMM is part of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, composed of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the centres for molecular medicine in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and the EU-LIFE Community.

FIMM is currently seeking

Laboratory Coordinator in Next Generation Sequencing

FIMM Tech Centre Sequencing Unit is a service laboratory providing tailored DNA and RNA analysis services for Finnish scientific community. Sequencing Unit has a long history for delivering Sanger and NGS sequencing services with state-of-the-art technologies. The unit supports research at University of Helsinki and functions as a national and international infrastructure platform for academic researchers.

We currently have an opening for a laboratory coordinator to support day-to-day operations and assay development. The primary activities of the position include, but are not limited to:
• Daily sample preparation workflows from isolated nucleic acids to next generation sequencing (NGS) libraries
• Scientific laboratory support for NGS projects
• Maintenance of laboratory and equipment
• Method and protocol development

The tasks include streamlining of internal processes such as ordering, managing inventories, experimental work and data management. The laboratory coordinator will work independently as well as closely in collaboration with researchers and staff in Sequencing unit and other units of FIMM Tech Centre.

Qualification and experience:
Candidates should have master’s degree or equivalent in biotechnology, biology, biochemistry, biomedical laboratory science, engineering, or a related discipline including proven experience at least in assay development and nucleic acid analysis techniques like DNA/RNA extraction and quality control. Previous experience on NGS will be highly valued. The successful candidate is expected to have excellent problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills, and is able to work systematically. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills as well as a service-minded attitude.

Salary & contract:
The salary will commensurate with qualifications based on the university salary system. A contract will be offered initially for two years. Extension beyond this is possible depending on the availability of funding. A six-month trial period will be applied.

Application should be written in English and include a cover letter and CV with contact information for two referees as a single pdf file. Application should be sent before Sept 30th through the University of Helsinki electronic recruitment system by clicking on the Apply link. Internal applicants (i.e., current employees of the University of Helsinki) please submit your applications through the SAP HR portal. The employment may begin as soon as possible or as agreed. For further information please visit our website at http://www.fimm.fi or contact Pirkko Mattila (pirkko.mattila@helsinki.fi).

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30.09.2021 23:59 EEST